Two Left Hands

"...for without me ye can do nothing." (John 15:5) My brother's a lefty, a southpaw. Neither matter much as he was and is accepted either way. Look at me reference the tail end of a superstitious time when people were viewed with disdain depending on (a negative) chiral orientation. Where someone born left-handed (I heard that all babies are born lefties but may change handedness) was seen as possessed or evil or what-have-you. Thank God for science. As he is the one left-handed member of our family, I'm kinda jealous. If I had to describe the feeling of needing to do stuff with my left side, it'd be that of powerlessness.

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"His left hand is under my head, and His right hand doth embrace me." (Song of Solomon 2:6)

It really doesn't matter, does it? I find that the embrace of Jesus is the best thing ever. If, as Solomon writes, there's a distinction in the order and placement of handedness, more power to Him. And I don't meant to be flippant. He's the Creator, I'm the created. Can you imagine being born with two left hands? More power to them, too. But, as cited up top, the things of the kingdom happen no other way than through Christ.

"Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in Him, the same bringeth forth much fruit:" (John 15:4-5a)

Yes. This is true. This is gospel. We don't realize how much we're dependent upon the Lord for even the simplest of things. And the simpler and smaller it is, the more important it tends to be. Think graviton. If, as theoretical physicists posit, the graviton has its own antiparticle, then there's nothing to worry about. The idea though, if you zoom out to life size, is to have every action--inaction, reaction, whatever--be infused with Christlikeness. It's a wonderful thing to bear fruit. But don't get your eyes off the Vine.

"For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." (Isaiah 9:6, emphasis mine)

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